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[ppml] Policy Proposal 2003-8: End-User to Subscriber Member Status Change

ARIN welcomes feedback and discussion about the following policy 
proposal in the weeks leading to the ARIN Public Policy Meeting 
in Memphis, Tennessee, scheduled for April 7-8, 2003. All feedback 
received on the mailing list about this policy proposal will be 
included in the discussions that will take place at the upcoming 
Public Policy Meeting. 

This policy proposal discussion will take place on the ARIN Public 
Policy Mailing List (ppml at arin.net). Subscription information is 
available at http://www.arin.net/mailing_lists/index.html 

Richard Jimmerson 
Director of Operations 
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) 

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Policy Proposal 2003-8: End-User to Subscriber Member Status Change

An organization which previously received IP block(s) from ARIN as 
end-user may change its status and become subscriber member and keep 
existing IP block(s) as allocation from ARIN under the following 
conditions and procedures:

  1. An organization has changed its business plan and new plans 
     makes it necessary to sub-allocate parts of IP space to 
     organization's customers. 

  2. ALL ARIN assigned IP blocks have to go through new audit and 
     be justified under ISP initial address space request policy, 
     except that

     - the organization must be at try to justify IP block 
       allocation equivalent to what it has received as an 
       assignment
     - If justified allocation size is smaller then current 
       assignment(s), ARIN may require an organization to give up 
       a part of its assignment before it can become a subscriber 
       member
     - If justified allocation is larger or equal to the current 
       minimum allocation for ISPs but existing assignment(s) were 
       of smaller size, then organization may be allocated by ARIN 
       one larger block equivalent to its requirements, in which 
       case organization has 12 months to renumber and return 
       previously assigned IP block(s)
     - For the justifications "internal use" as with end-user 
       policies should be  permitted but evidence (such as new 
       business plan as in #1) must be shown that at least some IP 
       space will be allocated to other organizations or assigned 
       to end-users.

  3. After the change organization may not apply for any additional 
     IP blocks as end-user and must do it as ISP even for IP blocks 
     intended primarily for internal use.

  4. Organization maybe required to pay one-time fee to process 
     this assignment->allocation change request and thereafter 
     organization must pay for its IP blocks according to ISP 
     subscriber member fee schedule.